Skip to main content

Desktop Linux News : - 21/05/2007

Hello this is new section on this site in which i would post important news,Links,Tutorials pertaining Desktop Linux twice a week , i would continue to write interesting articles in addition to posting news collected from different source on the internet, : -


Desktop Linux News : - 21/05/2007

Hot News : -

1. War of Words between OLPC and Intel

Chip-maker Intel "should be ashamed of itself" for efforts to undermine the USD 100 laptop initiative, according to its founder Nicholas Negroponte. He accused Intel of selling its own cut-price laptop - the Classmate - below cost to drive him out of markets.



PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Relased

Texstar and the Ripper Gang are pleased to announce the final release of PCLinuxOS 2007. Featuring kernel 2.6.18.8, KDE 3.5.6, Open Office 2.2.0, Firefox 2.0.0.3, Thunderbird 2.0, Frostwire, Ktorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Beryl 3D and much much more. Almost 2 gigs of software compressed on a single self bootable LiveCD

also

PCLinuxOS 2007 Final Now Available at LinuxTracker.org


Linuxtracker.org is pleased to announce the availability of PCLinuxOS 2007 Final on the linuxtracker bittorrent network.

3. 139$ PC With Linux Preinstalled :)

MadTux and Vector Linux today announced a Linux PC for the rock-bottom price of $139 (keyboard, monitor, and optical drive not included

4. Dell announces the models for Ubuntu

We will be launching a Linux based OS (Ubuntu) on the E520, 1505 and XPS 410 starting next Thursday, 5/24. We expect these systems to be less than 1% of our OS mix for the entire year which is ~20,000 systems annually.

5. Mark Shuttleworth : - Microsoft is not the real threat

Much has been written about Microsoft’s allegation of patent infringements in Linux (by which I’m sure they mean GNU/Linux Eye-wink ). I don’t think Microsoft is the real threat, and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.

And I’m pretty certain that, within a few years, Microsoft themselves will be strong advocates against software patents. Why? Because Microsoft is irrevocably committed to shipping new software every year, and software patents represent landmines in their roadmap which they are going to step on, like it or not, with increasing regularity. They can’t sit on the sidelines of the software game - they actually have to ship new products. And every time they do that, they risk stepping on a patent landmine

Cool Tutorials : -

1.
Did you know these basic Firefox Tips?

A Neat Collection of Really small and great Firefox tips (yummy) , You May know those BIG things But Did you know these?

2. Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it.

3. Four ways to hide information inside image and sound objects

Here's a look at some useful tools that you can use to hide and unveil sensitive information inside an object. Most of these programs and tools are available in package repositories for different Linux distributions.

4. HOW TO: Share Firefox and Thunderbird data files between ubuntu and windows

f you want to share sent/received emails , bookmarks, addons of firefox and thunderbird between ubuntu and windows then read this tutorial !

5. How-to: Installing Ubuntu Linux on a usb pendrive

This tutorial will show how-to install Ubuntu on a usb stick. Even though this tutorial uses Ubuntu as its base distribution, you could virtually use any type of Linux liveCD distribution.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

13 Things to do immediately after installing Ubuntu

In this article i describe some of the things to do immediately after installing ubuntu on your machine . Since most of the people reading this would be shifting from Windows to Linux with a system dual booting so i would focus more on making transition easy from Windows to Linux.

Creating Your ultimate Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop

Ubuntu 7.10 Codenamed Gusty Gibbon was released few weeks back with much fanfare ,now Ubuntu for past couple of years has been one of the most popular Desktop Linux distributions . Ubuntu 7.10 includes a number of features , applets and Wizards to simplify desktop Linux experience however because of many licensing restrictions it does not include out of the box support for popular audio/video codecs and many commercial but good applications . Also because of the limitation of trying to accommodate all kind of applications on single CD Ubuntu comes with a limited set of applications .

Now , i often have arguments with my friends who are new to computers that windows is…

Over 16 Small Games For Ubuntu Linux

Over 16 Small Games For Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux is one of the most popular Linux distribution , it is especially popular among Linux newbies and windows refuges . Now Ubuntu Linux does come with a descent set of applications , still there is a scope for including some more quality applications and especially games . Now in this tutorial i will show you how to install a large number of small , easy and less resource hungry games on Ubuntu Linux with screen-shots of games .


1. Rocks 'n' Diamonds

Rocks 'n' Diamonds is a Boulderd*sh game for X11 with more than just the falling rocks and diamonds of its namesake. The object is still to collect all the diamonds (and emeralds), then get to the exit before time runs out. But your character must make use of bombs, spaceships, and many other elements in order to fill his quota of jewels.

Installation : -

Type the following command in the terminal window

wget http://www.artsoft.org/RELEASES/unix/rocksndiamonds/rocksndiamonds-3.2…

Making Music(Beats) on Linux/Ubuntu with Hydrogen

I am going to review a couple of Music Making Softwares for Linux and am starting with the simplest and one of the best!HYDROGEN. Hydrogen basically is a pattern based drum programming software which in layman terms means, it allows you to make your own beats.And in case you aren't much into music, you might be wondering “what the hell will i do with this piece of software”...well here is a word from my friends who've tried this: “Its pretty fun playing with this software, n even without knowing much, you could actually MAKE SUM MUSIC!!!”

There was this software called Acoustica Beatcraft(for windows) which actually introduced me to this beat making stuff and I was quite interested, but sadly it was too costly for me to buy it. So i was stuck using the trial version of the software and sadly as soon as i got the grip of the software the trial expired, and so my search began for software which would do the stuff for me and luckily i found this amazing piece of software HY…